Title Pioneering Orkney energy project offers glimpse of fossil fuel-free future Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Herald Media type Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 4/04/19 Description IT is the pioneering project that offers a tantalising glimpse of a cleaner, greener future free of mass pollution.
Experts have launched the first phase of a ground-breaking £28.5 million energy system which it is hoped will eliminate the need for fossil fuels in Orkney — and eventually the whole of the UK.
The scheme includes plans for a locally-powered electric bus and electric bike “integrated transport system” on the islands, as well as the mass roll-out of electric vehicles.
Meanwhile, up to 500 domestic and 100 large-scale batteries will be used to store renewable energy, allowing it to be pumped into the grid when winds drop or the sun disappears.
Dubbed the “energy system of the future”, those involved hope it will prove such a success it will eventually be rolled out across the UK and beyond – helping to create a future powered entirely by renewables.
URL https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17548722.pioneering-orkney-energy-project-offers-glimpse-fossil-fuel-free-future/ Persons David Flynn
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